“The Great American Read” is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). Throughout the summer, viewers will be encouraged to read
and engage in the conversation by participating in local events, interacting on Arizona PBS digital and social platforms and by voting for their favorite book on the list at pbs.org/greatamericanread.
The Great American Read investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories.
Explore the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read and see how many you have read.
The Arizona PBS KIDS Writers’ Contest 2018 is underway. Students who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to apply.
Join host Álberto Álvaro Ríos, ASU Regents’ Professor of English, distinguished author and poet, for a weekly conversation with award-winning authors.
Get into the spirit of The Great American Read by participating in our monthly reads and discuss the book on social media.
Check out The Great American Read website on PBS to get even more information about this special program hosted by Meredith Vieira.
Are you adventurous like Tom Sawyer or fierce like Jo March? Maybe even a bit crazy like Michael Corleone? Take this quiz to find out your real literary persona, complete with a suggested reading list with books from The Great American Read.